I received this trenchant email from a reader yesterday:
On Friday I bought 1/50th the amount of GYWO books recommended by your weblog. (everyone has to buy fifty copies of my book –ed.) This morning the merchandise arrived in the mail and just this moment the New York Times is reporting that the market is up 11% and the Dow Jones recorded its greatest single-day gains of all time. Are your book sales (combined with ad revenue from your new more-than-warm blog) driving the economic recovery?
If you want to save the economy, you know what to do!